There's nothing quite like the feeling of looking up at the completion of a project and realizing that a once perfectly tidy room has been destroyed by some sort of crafting whirlwind. I am usually that whirlwind. I think a lot of us are usually that whirlwind. I've put together a few tips to help us all stay clean and organized during future projects. It certainly makes crafting more fun when it doesn't involve massive cleanup at the end!
We've written about a similar IKEA hacks before, and it's worth another mention. At just $8.99 each, the Tertial task lamp is an affordable lighting option for the home office. With a few adjustments, you can install three upside down to create a custom lighting solution — reminiscent of a Serge Mouille-style chandelier, with its gangly reach, positionable arms, and warm indirect lighting. Here’s how reader Nicole and her brother recently did it:
This office credenza is all business. It's gray, it's functional, but pretty it is not. Owner Joanne took this cabinet to task, refinished it in about 4 hours in her driveway, then found a better place for it. Want to see?
Life is all about the details, but sometimes, those details aren't pleasant. If your toilet is running, you're potentially wasting gallons of water a day. But don't despair! Most often, it's just a simple fix, no tools — or plumber — required.
Blogger Lisa Dickinson of Gettin' By transformed a dresser with quirky knobs.
Do you have a piece of furniture that is perfectly functional but could use a little makeover? I think we all agree that paint is probably the master of transformation in this department, but if you don't want to get your hands dirty, consider a hardware update. Maybe both if you're really ambitious! Hardware is like jewelry for your furniture, and like your favorite little black dress, you can easily change the look of your furniture with some new accessories.
I love Liberty of London! At nearly 140 years old, this amazing company is as relevant and respected as any point in its history. There's a wide array of pre-made housewares, clothing, and accessories available in stunning Liberty prints and, with more than three hundred fabric designs, it's fun to choose your favorites for a simple DIY!
Let me introduce you to my latest app obsession, Waterlogue. It's a cool new app that lets you transform boring old photos from your phone into handsome watercolor images — and it's very user-friendly, with an attractive interface.